If you're interested in working on Wall Street or are just curious about what it takes to become a part of that world. check out the Wall Street Bootcamp podcasts produced by Pennsylvania State University's Smeal College of Business (available for free through iTunes University - search for "bootcamp" in the title field using Advanced Search). This series of recorded lectures from the school's Wall Street Bootcamp program covers the following topics in your choice of video or audio:
-Competing for Jobs on Wall Street
-What Wall Street Recruiters are Looking For
-Wall Street Etiquette
-What is Sales and Trading?
-What is Investment Banking?
-What is Private Wealth Management?
The first three in this list are actually useful for anyone looking to brush up on their resume, job-search, and interview skills. These podcasts offer tips on how to be a top candidate when applying for a job, including what to do, what not to do, what to wear, and how to act. If you've been in the working world for a while, you may think that these tips, geared toward college underclassmen, don't apply to you, but you might be surprised by how much you've forgotten since the last time someone gave you advice on creating your resume or exceling in an interview. If you're searching for a job in this economy, you need every competitive advantage you can get.
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